Botswana: Masisi Confirms Fallout With Khama

President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President Ian Khama.
6 November 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has confirmed the uneasy relationship with the man he succeeded in power - Ian Khama.

He told Parliament in his First State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday that: "Batswana are all aware that the transition from the previous administration has not been as smooth as expected. However, it ought to be noted, I have in my attempt to smoothen the process engaged senior citizens namely; His Excellency Dr. Festus Mogae, His Honour Dr. Ponatshego Kedikilwe, Honourable Ray Molomo, Honourable Patrick Balopi and Honourable David Magang to assist and lead in smoothening the transition. I regret to announce that their efforts have not borne fruit up to this point. In the true tradition of Botswana, such mediation should be managed, for the benefit of everyone. Worth noting, however, is that there is in place legislation that governs the benefits and entitlements of Former Presidents. I have no intention whatsoever of breaking the law. I intend to apply the law to the letter. The search for a lasting settlement shall continue."

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